SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Natural Resources Director, the Resource Coordinator promotes the interests of tribal members and entities relating to the Bering Sea marine environment, especially the sustainability and resilience of subsistence activities and resources, by taking a lead role in policy work, education, and outreach efforts. This position may act as Acting Natural Resources Director during the absence of the Natural Resources Director.
SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Research and analyze ongoing and emerging issues and developments relating to Bering Sea resources; prepare position statements about the same.
- Educate and provide direction to AVCP leadership regarding issues about, related to, and affecting Bering Sea ecosystems, including fisheries, traffic, and response.
- Assist in developing and maintaining a plan that addresses how to sustain the interests of tribal subsistence users of the Bering Sea.
- Organize and lead AVCP’s activities with regards to marine vessel traffic through the Bering Sea, fisheries resources important to the region, and response.
- Develop relationships with tribal members, entities, stakeholders, collaborators, and coalitions relating to the Bering Sea and other marine issues and act as AVCP’s liaison to these individuals and groups.
- Be informed about principle institutions, organizations, and groups, including their purpose, responsibilities, and actions, relating to marine resources and issues in the Bering Sea and represent AVCP and/or tribal entities before meetings and events pertaining to Bering Sea ecosystems.
- Monitor legislation, regulations, and policies relating to the Bering Sea ecosystems and marine vessel traffic, fisheries, and response plans.
- Assist the Director to pursue funding opportunities related to marine environment and subsistence, including grants, appropriations, and contracting.
- Assist the Director in supporting the healthy financial management of program budgets by managing essential grants and adhering to grant requirements and AVCP policies and procedures; prepare financial reports, narratives, and statistical program information as required by the Director, AVCP, and its funding sources.
- Provide regular progress reports to the Director.
QUALIFICATIONS: Effective research, writing, communication, and budgeting skills; computer, keyboarding, and organizational office skills with the ability to learn and use specialized computer software programs; ability to work effectively among diverse groups and in diverse settings; able to travel, including in small planes. This position requires a thorough understanding of the culture, traditions, and way of life of the Yup’ik/Cup’ik peoples of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Yup’ik/English competency is preferred and must have a valid driver’s license.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a related field or rural development is preferred or demonstrable work experience or training providing the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may substitute for the degree requirement.